ROLU is doing an artist residency at the WALKER ART CENTER…
Read on to learn more about the participants and the program it includes.
When Does Something Become Something Else?
The Apparent Is the Bridge to the Real
Adjust your perceptions with ROLU, a Minneapolis-based experimental design studio focused on exploring the relationship between life, our surroundings, and the objects and ideas that fill those spaces. For a two-week Open Field residency at the Walker Art Center, ROLU has developed a series of hands-on public activities organized around its members’ wide-ranging interests—landscape and architectural design, urban planning, furniture design, modern and contemporary art history, collaborative public art—and the ideas and people that have influenced them.
Projects that fall under the concept, Attention as Place:
Because ROLU spends so much of their time connecting with artists, designers, and thinkers on the internet, they wanted to invite their online community to join in the project. The result is over 20 contributions that take the form of music, fashion, prints, books, and instruction-based activities that require your participation. One of the contributors is Rhiannon Gilmore, a UK-based designer, curator and writer, who is using this platform as an opportunity to realize her Dream Shop. When she was asked by ROLU’s Matt Olson where she focuses her attention, her response: “the shop I will never have but only dream about.” The shop acts not only as a sculptural realisation of Gilmore’s desires but behaves as a snap-shot of a current community of artists/makers/designers who operate and communicate online.
Beginning July 24, the Dream Shop will be installed next to the contributors’ table in the Walker’s Cargill Lounge. In it you’ll find products that Silver has curated from her own network of designers she’s come to follow on the web.
We are happy to have a few things included in the Dream Shop:
Rowena Sartin Pillow Purse, Lounge Dress, Tuck Dress and Rectangle over-wear apron.
If you live in Minneapolis, definitely take a look or follow the play by play on the Walker Art Center blog: